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Best practice for students separated from group

April 18th 2019

Hello “Talk” buddies,   Do you have a guideline or policy about how to address situations when a student has been left behind at your facility and their group has already departed? Do you handle things differently if the student was left with a parent/chaperone/teacher? Do you need to verify that the adult is authorized to be a temporary guardian? What if it’s not a school or group situation, and a child becomes separated from their family?   We’d be grateful to learn from you. Thank you!   Susan Carey ...Continue Reading

RE: Keeping Docents Engaged during Construction & Renovation Projects

April 18th 2019

Kathleen, I think you sent this to me by mistake! Megan Sullivan Education & Volunteer Services Manager Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art 303.832.8576 x204 kirklandmuseum.org *Take a Virtual Google 360 Tour HERE* /Office Hours: 9am-5:30pm Tue–Sat/ * * *From:* [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] *Sent:* Thursday, April 18, 2019 12:35 PM *To:* talk at museum-ed.org <[email protected]> *Subject:* RE: [talk] Keeping Docents Engaged during Construction & Renovation ...Continue Reading

RE: Keeping Docents Engaged during Construction & Renovation Projects

April 18th 2019

Hi Melinda: Thank you for responding to my query! I had thought a little bit about using this time to help our docents understand a little better how our Museum operates, including the various responsibilities myself and my colleagues have. So, you have given me some great ideas! Best, Kathleen Kathleen Holko Manager of School and Tour Services Bruce Museum 1 Museum Drive Greenwich, CT 06830 (203) 413-6741 [email protected] *From:* Quinn, Melinda K. [email protected] [talk at museum-ed. ...Continue Reading

RE: Keeping Docents Engaged during Construction & Renovation Projects

April 18th 2019

Good morning!  Recently our museum was closed and in an effort to have some fun and also keep everyone engaged, we had training workshops led by the various departments.  We started with a luncheon and a “guess who’s desk” game – where a random item from a desk was placed on a table and you had to figure out from whose desk it was.  Our Paleontologists took us out fossil hunting, exhibits took us to a preservation lab, we had the opportunity to do some food prep for our animals, there were lunches ...Continue Reading

RE: Keeping Docents Engaged during Construction & Renovation Projects

April 17th 2019

Tell me more about this Docent Retreat… Sean Mobley | Docent Services Specialist The Museum of Flight 9404 East Marginal Way S Seattle, WA 98108 Work: +1 (206) 768-7151 www.museumofflight.org *From:* [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]] *Sent:* Wednesday, April 17, 2019 4:08 PM *To:* talk at museum-ed.org <[email protected]> *Subject:* RE: [talk] Keeping Docents Engaged during Construction & Renovation Projects Last year for the first time, we held a Docent Retreat that focused on v ...Continue Reading

RE: Keeping Docents Engaged during Construction & Renovation Projects

April 17th 2019

Last year for the first time, we held a Docent Retreat that focused on visitor services and visitor experiences. That introduced some new concepts for our long-established docent program and allowed an opportunity to socialize over lunch. We also offer a quarterly continuing education forum for our docents that provides tangential knowledge or expands on local history topics. Speakers come from our training curriculum, local universities or archives, local publishers, etc. Social gatherings, potlucks, or field trips ...Continue Reading

Keeping Docents Engaged during Construction & Renovation Projects

April 17th 2019

Hi everyone:   Beginning in the fall, the Bruce Museum is starting a 1.5 year renovation project that will require us to close down large portions (but not all) of our temporary and permanent exhibition spaces for extended periods of time. As a result, I will not have as many new exhibitions to train our docents in or permanent programs to review with them. The docents will also not have as many opportunities to lead tours and programs since we will have about half the exhibition space we normally do.   A ...Continue Reading

Looking for examples of museums engaging young children with difficult topics

April 17th 2019

Hello everyone,I am developing a writing proposal about museums engaging young children (toddlers to 10 years) and their caregivers with difficult topics. I'm looking for some interesting case studies on issues such as homelessness, incarceration, foster care, immigration, trafficking, public health/disease, damages resulting from war-torn areas, and the like.  I'm particularly interested in museum programming examples that directly address such topics with very young children in mind.If your m ...Continue Reading

Apply Now! Scholarships for MCN 2019

April 16th 2019

Hello,The Museum Computer Network (MCN) is now accepting applications for scholarships to attend its 2019 annual conference in San Diego, California. MCN was founded in 1967 to support professionals working to transform the way cultural organizations reach, engage, and educate audiences using digital technologies and new media. In 2019, MCN will explore the theme of Interface: Communities + Museums. We’re pleased to offer scholarships to 15 innovative museum professionals to join the MCN community at the annual co ...Continue Reading

Museums In An Era Of Alternative Facts | Collection Items Destroyed By World’s Greatest Museums | Massive Digitization Of Museum Collections Urged | Heroic Male Paleontologist Trope Should Go Extinct

April 14th 2019

Welcome back to GLOBAL MUSEUM, your award-winning & free online compendium, read weekly since 1998 by 8,000+ readers in more than 201 countries.http://www.globalmuseum.org**  How museums are responding to an era of alternative factsNearly eight in 10 Americans consider museums more reliable sources of information than newspapers, non-profit organizations, or the government, according to the data and technology company Impacts.**  Report urges massive digitization of museum collectionsThe United State ...Continue Reading

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